Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War

Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War

by Edwin C Bearss
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Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War by Edwin C Bearss

For nearly six decades Ed Bearss' unique voice and unmistakable presentation have brought the Civil War to life for legions of dedicated fans of his popular battlefield tours. In Field of Honor, 14 key battles have been recorded and preserved from these tours, deftly capturing the heroes, scoundrels, and vivid stories that have made the Civil War America's enduring national epic.

From generals to privates, full-scale battles to singular bloodshed, Bearss retells these legendary engagements with meticulous attention to detail and intimate knowledge of the terrain and troop movements across every battlefield. With indefatigable fervor and characteristic wit, Bearss' storytelling expertise is transformed in these pages to plainspoken prose, showcasing both the depth of Bearss' knowledge and the magnitude of these pivotal moments in our nation's history.

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ISBN-13: 9781435124561
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication date: 04/11/2010
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Edwin C. Bearss is legendary among serious scholars and Civil War buffs alike. The former Chief Historian of the National Park Service and its current historian emeritus, Bearss' renowned tours of America's battlefields feature a uniquely engaging panache that has inspired a legion of fans. He has consulted on numerous books, documentaries, and films, including Gods and Generals and Ken Burns' The Civil War. The author of 13 books, he has been honored many times for his tireless advocacy of the historical preservation of Civil War battlefield sites.

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Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
Edwin C. Bearss is a famous National Park Service Civil War expert and tour guide. This book collects his lectures about famous battles of the war. It omits as many key engagements as it covers. (Of course, to cover every conflict would mean a thousand page book.) Bearss writes as if he was standing in front of you at Gettysburg or the Wilderness pointing out landmarks and telling human interest stories. This has drawbacks; sometimes it seems as if this would be better as an audio-book. I found it interesting but not essential.
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